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Students helping in the "Enchanted Garden" on campus. Photo by Paula Hewitt Amram

Bronx Eco-School’s Earth Day Event Showcases Many Aspects of Sustainability

Bronx Theater High School is one of eight schools on the John F. Kennedy (JFK) Campus. The JFK Campus building boasts a large solar panel installation that generates 5% of …

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A NYC Eco-Schools Teacher Helps Her Classroom Go Plastic-Free

The environment did not start out as a curriculum objective. It happened as a result of the principal’s insistence on integrating current events into our lessons. Different themes and concerns arose …

First School in Texas to Earn National Award for Sustainability Initiatives!

Congratulations Small Green Tech Academy! Clint Small Middle School’s Green Tech Academy located in Austin, Texas is modeling the way for other schools to go “green”! Since opening in 1999, …

Park Ranger Michelle Luebke showing the class a tray of primrose seedlings. Photo by Jason Wickersty, National Park Service

Kindergarteners Help Grow a Wild Brooklyn

One morning in early March, Park Ranger Michelle Luebke from Gateway National Recreation Area and Michael Butts from the Greenbelt Native Plant Center in Staten Island visited our kindergarten class …

National Wildlife Week: Seattle’s Villa Academy Raises a Flag for Eco-Schools

Off the shores of Lake Washington in Seattle, Villa Academy is working to create a wildlife oasis at their pre K-8 Independent Catholic school.  Their 30-acre school grounds have been …

National Wildlife Week: Bronx Guild High Boasts New York City’s Largest Orchard

One great way to engage multiple generations to live together with wildlife is to support multidisciplinary environmental education in schools, through great programs like Eco Schools USA. One of the …

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It’s for the Birds! Certifying Baltimore as a Community Habitat

For years Baltimore has been known as Birdland and now, we can make it official. Baltimore plans to B’More Wild, and bird-friendly, by becoming certified as an NWF Community Wildlife …

Students check out the Insect Hotel. Photo credit: Christy Boussard

Eco-Schools USA Goes to College

  Northwest Montessori is a private school in Seattle, Washington educating students Pre-K thru middle school. The school aims to build an environment that will help every student explore, communicate, …

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Mentor, Mentee: Who’s helping who?

The role mentors play in the lives of students is invaluable and can often lead to extraordinary experiences, both for the mentor and the mentees. This couldn’t be more evident than for mentor, Michelle Hipps-Cruz of Overland Partners and mentees, students of Lamar Elementary School as a part of our Eco-Schools USA program.

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Play-oriented learning in a UNIQUE School Garden

Clark Fork School (CFS) is an educational cooperative where experience in nature and a progressive, place-based curriculum foster academic excellence and a connection to local and global communities. Located in …

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